reBirth – A Quadrille

Evelyn 030

Peel away the years…

Your teeth tighten.
Your posture’s straight, and eyes brighten.

Peel away the years…

Grow trees from seed.
Grow luscious hair, your mind is freed.

Peel away the years…

You try to walk.
You grow a tooth, and babble talk.



It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub… A 44-word Quadrille including some form of the word peel is on tap.

11 thoughts on “reBirth – A Quadrille

  1. revivedwriter 02/24/2020 / 9:06 pm

    This is a cool take on the prompt, and I like the repetition.

  2. Frank Hubeny 02/24/2020 / 9:20 pm

    I like the thought of peeling away the years to birth.

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/24/2020 / 9:23 pm

      Much appreciated. Seems we move backward once we’re over the hill. 😁

  3. Gina 02/24/2020 / 9:59 pm

    peel away and let it grow, beautifully said Susan

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/25/2020 / 7:22 am

      That’s another layer of meaning I hadn’t intended. Thank you, Gina.

  4. striver1 02/25/2020 / 7:29 am

    Well done! You are amazing!

  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) 02/25/2020 / 3:41 pm

    I like this… I have recently been looking through pictures from my own past and seen myself in babble talk.

  6. Mish 02/26/2020 / 7:18 pm

    Oh I like how you’ve used “peeling” to go back in time, layer by layer, year by year…beautiful.

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